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Indie Lens Pop-Up: Partnering with Communities

ITVS filmmakers want more than a big audience. They work with local public media stations and other champions to spark conversations.

Connected thousands of emerging and seasoned racial justice leaders through screenings of The Black Panthers in 90 cities.

Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, this neighborhood series brings people together for film screenings and locally-driven conversations. Online and in over 90 cities across the U.S.

Partnering with organizations in eight countries, this global campaign uses storytelling to create social change—from increasing girls’ access to education to reducing child marriage and gender-based violence.

Connecting you to new and targeted communities, this digital platform lets you screen your film and lead a conversation, engage with panelists, and answer poll questions from any desktop or mobile device. Over 50,000 attendees and counting.

For Educators

Get free access to innovative, standards-aligned digital resources and streaming content based on our award-winning documentaries.

From our blog

  1. ITVS Taps Filmmakers to Take America's Pulse

    January 31, 2017

    ITVS Digital Open Call seeks projects that take viewers into the hearts and minds of citizens who see the connections between the so-called winners and losers in our post-election world.

  2. Raoul Peck's "I Am Not Your Negro" Nominated for 2017 Academy Award

    January 24, 2017

    ITVS filmmakers land three Oscar Nominations including Best Feature Documentary and Best Motion Picture.

  3. ITVS Heads to Park City for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

    January 18, 2017

    ITVS is back at the world famous Sundance Film Festival in 2017 to proudly support four of our funded films: QUEST, The Force, Motherland, and Tell Them We Are Rising.